Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect CNA Financial (CNA) Stock Price

Media headlines about CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CNA Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.4413840455906 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) traded down $0.24 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $53.27. 184,893 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 195,262. The stock has a market cap of $14,510.68, a P/E ratio of 16.99, a PEG ratio of 3.49 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a quick ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. CNA Financial has a twelve month low of $39.96 and a twelve month high of $55.62.

CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.27). The company had revenue of $2.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.37 billion. CNA Financial had a return on equity of 7.14% and a net margin of 9.67%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.15 EPS. equities research analysts expect that CNA Financial will post 3.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. CNA Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.50%.

CNA has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of CNA Financial in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CNA Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.00.

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About CNA Financial

CNA Financial Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company’s segments include Specialty, Commercial, International, Life & Group Non-Core, and Corporate & Other Non-Core. Its Specialty segment provides a range of professional, financial, and specialty property, and casualty products and services.

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